MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!!!!!
As I think back to Christmas time when I was a child, I always think about the stockings being hung up and on Christmas morning they would usually have a banana, orange, maybe an apple or tangerine, a few pieces of hard candy, and usually some chocolate drops. It was so exciting to get that stocking and reach in there to find the goodies. I recall peeling the orange and eating it right away. They were always so good back then. I guess it's because that was the only time of the year we had things like that. It certainly was special. We didn't have the store bought stockings like folks have now. We had one of Daddy's work socks and it held quite a bit of stuff. Those memories certainly make me smile!
The Christmas cactus is blooming and it's so pretty. It use to bloom at Thanksgiving, which is the time of year it was given to me; so for several years it bloomed always at Thanksgiving. Last year I repotted it into a bigger container and it has grown quite a bit, so now it's blooming at Christmas time. You can see the little small bud in the picture below and then one that is budded out some more and then the final lovely bloom. I love the color of these!
I do wish everyone a very joyous and very, very, very Merry Christmas. May all your Christmas dreams come true!!!